voronoi diagrams

Shaded elevation map with Voronoi cells overlayed with white boundaries for the California and Nevada region.

Voronoi Diagrams and GIS

Mark Altaweel

Voronoi diagrams can be created by many GIS packages today for understanding spatial patterns.

An aerial view of a chinstrap penguin rookery. Photo: Dr. Mike Goebel, NOAA NMFS SWFSC Credit: NOAA NMFS SWFSC Antarctic Marine Living Resources (AMLR) Program, public domain

King Penguins Like to Maintain Just the Right Amount of Personal Space

Caitlin Dempsey

Researchers found a liquid-like spacing in King penguin colonies is the result of a balance between territorial pecking and a need to form in large groups as protection against predators.